Guotai Junan surges 7.7% in HK, lost-and-found CEO Yim Fung resumes duties today after assisting Chinese authorities
#Libya Tripoli-based NOC says may take legal action against int. recognised government (Tobruk) NOC over oil sales http://www.rigzone.com/news/oil_gas/a/142219/Libya_NOC_Says_May_Take_Action_on_Unapproved_Oil_Sales …
Rajoy and Sánchez to meet on Wednesday, @OndaCero_es reports http://ondace.ro/kqfwn Something's moving? #Spain
WTI settles above Brent for the first time since Aug'10!!!
UPDATE 2-Greece's Eurobank sells insurance unit to Fairfax for 316 mln euros #Stocks #Options #Forex
Turkey Moves to Clamp Down on Border, Long a Revolving Door http://nyti.ms/22mIExy
US spends $1 trillion destroying Iraq & China swoops in to create extensive economic ties. US strategy not so smart.
BREAKING: #French authorities foil attack on the city of #Orléans south of #Paris, Al Arabiya correspondent reports
Extreme Oil Bears Bet on $25, $20 and Even $15 a Barrel in 2016 http://bloom.bg/1QVRehp via
According to @wahbe_mlitan Eni's CEO has met with the NOC chairman in #Tripoli to discuss #Libya's Oil & Gas sector developments. #Energy
Lack of funds for asylum takes toll on municipalities http://bit.ly/1m4kGGM
My latest for @ACmideast on #Libya's political agreement - legitimacy, security & ownership challenges for the GNA http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/the-five-key-challenges-to-a-sustainable-peace-in-libya?utm_content=buffera4298&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer …
#Libya - due to disagreements between its members, #Libya's new presidential council hasn't been able to convene with all members.
#Libya - the presidential council has not been able to convene with all its members until now. Faced divisions even before the signing.
Background about Fanya Metal Exchange
#Ponzi scheme: http://qz.com/555556/one-mans-lonely-quest-to-recover-his-life-savings-from-fanya-metal-exchange-had-a-disturbing-conclusion/ … 220,000 Chinese investors already poured about $6B into it! @qz
BREAKING: Chinese Police decided to launch investigation into Fanya Metal Exchange, likely a US$6B Ponzi scheme, largest in China in decades
Why Russian #oil companies are weathering Brent slump relatively well? It's all about the ruble -- #OPEC #Russia
PSOE spokesman repeats the Socialist Party will NOT abstain in vote for Rajoy, it will vote against him.
#ESM Board of Directors expected to convene via telephone conference this afternoon
Runs contrary to what many thought about last #Greece gov't, which was seen embracing programme, at least briefly
This comes after Czech President reportedly said his 'country will only join euro the day after #Greece leaves it.'
Bank bail-out 'victims' demonstrate: Protesters call for full reimbursement, resignation of BoI chief http://bit.ly/1S7Ffya
After NBG, another
#Greek lender, #Eurobank, sells assets to shore up finances http://reut.rs/1S7fRbA via @Reuters
Ukraine insisting on restructuring of $3 bln debt to Russia — National Bank of Ukraine governor http://tass.ru/en/economy/846015 …
#BREAKING Russia to start building two nuclear reactors in Iran next week: official
El País reports the agreement in Catalonia does not, for the moment, include re-appointing Artur Mas First Minister.
One million migrants and refugees arrive in Europe in 2015 - 821,000 of them in Greece, @AFP reporting http://news.yahoo.com/over-one-million-migrants-reached-europe-2015-un-111212389.html;_ylt=AwrC0F_0NHlW6VoAl6jQtDMD;_ylu=X3oDMTByOHZyb21tBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzcg-- …
*SPANISH VOTE DOESN'T AFFECT CATALAN INDEPENDENCE PUSH: ROMEVA *CATALAN SEPARATIST LEADER ROMEVA SPEAKS IN BARCELONA BRIEFING
#Spain |*CATALAN SEPARATISTS REACH DEAL FOR REGIONAL GOVT: CONFIDENCIAL
#Sweden's rail operator #SJ to halt some services to & from #Denmark, blaming #refugeecrisis http://dw.com/p/1HRFl
#Finland Should Never Have Joined Euro, Foreign Minister Says
One million "refugees and migrants" reached Europe in 2015, groups say. http://aje.io/jnva
#Spain's risk premium over #Italy widens after rating agencies Fitch and Moody's have warned over reform backlash.
#Germany | NOV IMPORT PRICE INDEX M/M: -0.2% V -0.2%E; Y/Y: -3.5% V -3.7%E
#Greece | *BANK OF GREECE TO SELL EU10B IN BAD BANKS' ASSETS: IMERISIA
Moody's: #Spain's (Baa2 positive) inconclusive election raises political uncertainty, a credit negative.
Up to 8,000 people attend #Pegida anti-refugee rally in Germany's #Dresden http://sptnkne.ws/ataT #MigrantCrisis
Tymoshenko a "prostitute", Poroshenko "slave to absolute power". Kolomoisky lets rip in exclusive interview with me http://politi.co/1MqBFrJ
Asia & Emerging Nations ......
Turkish Central Bank leaves benchmark one-week repo, overnight borrowing rates steady at 7.5% — 7.25% respectively
#Turkey Lira weakened after central bank left its benchmark rate on hold at 7.50%, vs consensus of a hike to 8.00%.
Commerzbank: Saudi Arabia's budget deficit will widen to 22% of GDP this year and it has already spent almost $100bn of FX reserves
1997 Asian crisis evoked as Azeris cap year of devaluations. http://bloom.bg/1QBCFBi
Who is next, after Azerbaijan devalues currency for coping w/ lower oil. ICBC sees Naira & Middle East pegs at risk.
Good morning from Berlin. Asia stock markets edge higher, taking solace from Wall St gains & some stability in #oil.
Levy exit leaves Rousseff stronger BUT #Brazil weaker. http://www.breakingviews.com/21229956.article?h=7c50717b1e457843d6ce4f561b29992a&s=2 …
#Brazil Real weakens vs Dollar as new FinMin Barbosa fails to assure investors. http://bloom.bg/1QBpfVH
New axis Moscow-Peking? #Russia surpasses Saudi Arabia for third time in #China crude supply http://reut.rs/1QAOBTT